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_MG_1040-webSOLICITOR (England and Wales) (1994)

Avvocato integrato  (Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma) (2001)



  • Property Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Private Client (Succession, Wills and Trusts)
  • Conflict of law/Private International Law
  • International Family Law


University of Kent at Canterbury Law Degree – graduated in 1988.

College of Law, Store Street, London 1993, Law Society Finals


Charlotte Oliver worked as a lawyer in London for 12 years between 1988 and 2000, firstly as an advisor and caseworker at the Brixton Community Law Centre, and after passing the Law Society Finals at the College of Law in London Store Street, and being admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1994, she then  practised at two leading London law firms both known for their profile in human rights and civil liberties, first as a trainee solicitor articled to Sir Geoffrey Bindman at Bindmans LLP and then at Hickman and Rose Solicitors.  From 1995 – 2000 she practised as a Duty Solicitor  and  criminal defence lawyer in North London.

She moved to live in Italy in 2001, and became the first English Solicitor to register to practise as a lawyer in Rome in 2001, enrolling with the Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma (Rome Bar Council) under the provisions of the 1998/5/EC “Establishment of Lawyers” Directive which was implemented by Italian Law n. 96 of 2nd February 2001.

She is now qualified as an avvocato integrato (integrated European Lawyer) in Italy.

Speaking in Rome at seminar on the European Certificate of Succession May 2015

Speaking in Rome at seminar on Regulation 650/2012 and the European Certificate of Succession in May 2015

She has developed a successful practice in representing international English speaking clients in cross-border civil and family matters in Italy.

From 2001 – 2012 she practised as a consultant and then associate lawyer at the Rome law firms Avvocato Paolo Iorio – Studio Legale Internazionale, Studio Legale De Meo & Associati and Studio Legale Paoletti, before founding Oliver & Partners in January 2013 with Jessica Zama.

She now has over 25 years of experience in legal practice, including over 10 years in Italy. She has gained a wide range of experience in the areas of Italian property law, civil litigation, succession law and family law and has the right of audience in the Italian courts.

As one of a small number of dual-qualified Solicitors practising in Italy, she has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars including those organized by the British and Italian Law Association and the Fondazione Italiana del Notariato in particular on the specialist areas of cross-border succession law and the introduction of the new EU Succession Regulation.

She has also been involved in high profile cases in the UK courts where she has been instructed by leading London law firms as an expert witness on Italian law, and given evidence in the High Court, in matters of cross-border succession, the recognition of overseas trusts and property law.

Charlotte Oliver is registered with the British Embassy on their list of English-speaking lawyers in Rome, and is one of the lawyers listed in the Directory of British Lawyers in Italy.


  • English (mother-tongue)
  • Italian
  • French